Fiona Cincotta

Fiona Cincotta

Fiona Cincotta

Senior Market Analyst

Expertise: Macroeconomics, Fundamental & Technical Analysis, Media

Trading Style: Trend/Swing


• Over 15 years’ experience trading and analysing UK, European & US markets

• Covers forex, equity, commodity, and crypto assets

• Webinars seminars and regular appearances on BBC, Reuters and Bloomberg TV as well as a weekly slot on BBC’s World Business report (World Services).

• Regularly quoted in Bloomberg, Reuters and MarketWatch among other outlets


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S&P500 Forecast: SPX rises as banks kick off Q2 earnings season

U.S. stocks point to a modestly stronger start as investors digest hotter-than-expected producer price inflation and the start of earnings season. JP Morgan & Citigroup impressed, while Wells Fargo Group posted disappointing net interest income. PPI was hotter than expected, serving as a reminder of how fragile the inflation outlook is.

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July 12, 2024 03:22 PM
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Nasdaq100 Forecast: QQQ rises as cooling inflation lifts Fed rate cut expectations

U.S. stocks are pointing to a higher start after US inflation data showed consumer prices cooled further in June, easing to 3% YoY from 3.3%. Core inflation also eased by more than expected to 3.3%. The market has ramped up rate cut expectations and is pricing in an 87% chance of a September rate cut. The Nasdaq100 and S&P500 rose to record highs.

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July 11, 2024 02:05 PM

FTSE, USD/JPY Forecast: Two trades to watch

FFTSE inches higher after stronger GDP data. USD/JPY look to US CPI figures.

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July 11, 2024 09:49 AM
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Dow Jones Forecast: DJIA rises boosted by the Fed's outlook

U.S. stocks are pointing to a higher start, with the S&P500 and NASDAQ 100 at all-time highs as investors await Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell's second testimony this week. Fed Powell said that the economy is no longer overheated, raising expectations for a September rate cut. Megacaps and AI stocks are set to rise further, and banks will be in focus ahead of earnings on Friday.

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July 10, 2024 02:18 PM

GBP/USD, Oil Forecast: Two trades to watch

GBP/USD looks to Fed Powell & BoE speakers. Oil falls after China data & ahead of OPEC's monthly oil report.

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S&P 500 Forecast: SPX rises ahead of Powell's testimony

U.S. stocks point to a higher start as the market looks cautiously ahead to testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The market will be looking for further cues on when the Fed might start to cut interest rates. His testimony comes after a series of weak data last week and ahead of inflation data on Thursday.

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July 9, 2024 02:18 PM
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EUR/USD, GBP/USD Forecast: Two trades to watch

EUR/USD holds above 1.08 amid French political uncertainty & ahead of Powell’s testimony. GBP/USD holds steady after last week's election & after a cautious BoE Haskel.

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July 9, 2024 09:53 AM

S&P 500 Forecast: SPX edges higher ahead of Powell & CPI data later this week

US stocks are pointing to a modestly positive start after strong gains last week; the Nasdaq 100 and S&P500 hover around record highs, boosted by optimism that the Federal Reserve could start to cut interest rates as soon as September. The economic calendar is quiet today, but Federal Reserve Chair Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee this week. US CPI data will also be in focus.

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July 8, 2024 02:02 PM

Weekly Equities Forecast: JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Citigroup

US banks kick off Q2 earnings season this week, with JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup due to report on Friday, July 12th.

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July 8, 2024 10:12 AM
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Dow Jones Forecast: DJIA rises after signs of a weaker jobs market

U.S. stocks are heading higher after US non-farm payroll data pointed to a cooling labor market. The NFP report showed that 206,000 jobs were added in June, slightly ahead of the forecast of 190,000. However, the previous two months also saw a combined downward revision of 111,000, and unemployment rose to 4.1%.

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July 5, 2024 02:25 PM
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GBP/USD, FTSE edge higher as Labour wins the election

The pound and FTSE are inching higher as the UK election results come in. Labour, as expected, won a landslide victory with 411 seats, marking gains of 210 seats at the time of writing. The outgoing Conservatives won just 119 seats, losing -248.

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July 5, 2024 09:05 AM